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Al-Qassam warned #Israel with an ultimatum until 18:00 today to withdraw from al-Aqsa and release all prisoners. This indicates once more that Palestine is united and that #Gaza is using its military capability to support the Palestinians everywhere on the territory.
Standing with #Palestine at this moment is a responsibility of all women and men. We are in the 21st century, and this 👇is unacceptable. The world should stand against it.

The Arab leaders who enjoy official diplomatic-commercial relationship and normalised with #Israel are also included I presume #UAE #Bahrein #Qatar #Morocco #Oman #Jordan #Sudan #Egypt

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#Breaking: #Egypt executed a Coptic monk convicted for killing an abbot in an ancient desert monastery, his brother has told .@AFP. Hany Tawadros said "we were told at 8 am this morning that the execution took place in Damanhour prison & I am on my way to pick up the body"
"I didn't even tell the rest of the family because I didn't want them to be heartbroken. We thank God in any case," Tawadros told me. Security & judicial sources also confirmed his hanging by rope to .@AFP, which comes a couple of weeks after at least 9 were executed #Egypt
In a case that shocked the Middle East's largest religious minority, prosecutors said the ex-monk confessed to the murder. But in his testimony, a sobbing Tawadros, accused interrogators of stripping him naked & torturing him to confess. Our .@afp story:…
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Ramadan for ISIS isn’t only about blood an gore but also about cooking and eating (small thread) #JihadiCulture

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أسرة أمريكية تبدأ رحلتها إلى القاهرة، هذا الأسبوع، وهي الرحلة التي تم جمع تكاليفها من خلال بيع شرائح اللحم بالجبن لتحقيق حلم الأم

#عينك_على_العالم #VisitEgypt
"أنتظر رؤية ابتسامتها عندما ترى #الأهرامات لأول مرة، وآمل أن توفر لنا هذه العطلة ذكريات تبقى معنا إلى الأبد".. هكذا قال الشاب الأمريكي، داستن فيتال، الذي يقوم ببيع شرائح اللحم بالجبن من أجل جمع تكاليف رحلة لوالدته المريضة بالسرطان لـ #مصر

#Pyramids #Egypt #VisitEgypt Image
وكتب فيتال مقالا نُشر في مجلة "#نيوزويك" الأمريكية، قال فيه إن والدته قد نشأت في أسرة منخفضة الدخل، ولم يكن لديها الكثير من المال عندما تزوجت، وظلت تعمل طوال حياتها حتى إنها لم تكن تحصل على أي إجازات

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There is something glorious about the images that @zoom_earth captures. I especially like the large symmetrical and fairly stationary area of cloud in the North Atlantic in this image.

Today's May 1sy Forecasts for #Ethiopia and #MiddleEast rainfall follow.
The main action today was in Europe where the strengthening #WestAfricaMonsoon #WMA has today had a spectacular impact on European Weather.

A detailed thread covering those events can be found here.
Today's North African long range (12 day) rain forecast is taken from the Korean KMA model as it looks to be a lot closer to what we are seeing in the skies today.
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The transformation of #WestAfricanPlume's presentation overnight is extraordinary. It's line has moved 1000kms east. It's still running as hot as last night.

A rough estimate of the speed of the cloud movement last night put it an over 220 kms per hour.
To comprehend the scale of this thing a series of three animations follows.
Africa and Western Europe...
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Today’s thread for threats , statements, assessments and etc
#Israel #Gaza #WestBank #Jerusalem
Hamas spokesman Abel Latif Al-Qanu`: “The elections in Jerusalem are a right of our people, and they are ready to fight anew with the occupation to seize their right to participate in the elections and are able to achieve that.”
#Israel #Gaza #Jerusalem
Rafiah crossing will be closed for the Weekend since tomorrow, will resume operational activity on Sunday
#Gaza #Egypt
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26th April #NileBasin #MiddleEast accumulated rainfall forecast update. Today has seen a significant increase in thunderstorm activity from Uganda all the way north to Iran.

#ArabianStorms #GERD #Ethiopia #Egypt #Sudan #HornOfAfrica #KSA #Yemen

[Image: @NASA Worldview.]
26th April 10 Day GFS model accumulated rain forecast across the ME and Africa. /2
26th April animation thread of clouds over the rainy part of the Nile Basin. The Clouds over Sudan, South Sudan and Western Ethiopia all contribute to the flow in the Nile River. /3
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The East Africa Monsoon gets a big boost with the arrival of Cyclone Jobo (a 15km high tower of water) in Tanzania on Saturday. The water heads north supercharging rains in the Horn of Africa & Sudan.

Today's 10-Day rain forecasts for #Ethiopia & #MiddleEast follow below:
For all those following the #GERD in #Ethiopia #Sudan & #Egypt active and increasing rains across the Nile Basin may provide more than ample water for the planned filling of the dam this rainy season.

Over 10 days rain is forecast for all the Nile Basin south of Egypt.
10 day accumulated rain forecasts for Ethiopia from the ECMWF, GFS and KMA models.
#Sudan #SouthSudan #Ethiopia #GERD #Africa #HornOfAfrica #DesertRain
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#SaudiArabia keeps ban on 20 countries when international flights on May 17 as part of preventive measures to curb the spread of the #coronavirus disease.
#SaudiArabia’s ban on 20 countries when international flights resume on May 17 will affect airline services to and from the #UAE, #Pakistan, the #US, #Lebanon, #Egypt, #Turkey and #India.
Included in the list of 20 countries that #SaudiArabia has a continuing travel suspension when international flights resume on May 17 are #Argentina, the #UK, #Japan, #France, #Germany and #Japan.
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Corona is ravaging in #egypt but the government still insists in all official statements that it’s doing what it can but people are not adhering to precautions. Here I debunk these statements.
1- the gov’t releases unbelievably silly statements that the rate is only hundreds of cases + 30-50 deaths daily. Signaling to people a totally false sense of security or that the virus is “under control”. These are all blatant lies.
2- The government main concern is “controlling information” not the situation. The gov’t extremely restricts pcr testing. It has the capacity for > 45,000 tests per day but they only run 5K- 15K. The @WHO urged Egypt several times to do more testing but in vain.
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With #Turkey visiting #Egypt to normalize relations and an upcoming FM Summit between #Cyprus, #Greece, #Israel and #UAE on security and economy it seems that we have two parallel geopolitical dynamics shaping.


A. Turkey is trying to disrupt the emergent block of cooperation in the #Eastmed (that includes extra-regional actors) and deny international power multipliers from #Greece and #Cyprus in particular. Plus it promotes a different regional status quo, including on maritime zones. >
B. In parallel, #Greece, #Cyprus, #Israel and #UAE are trying to set up a different mechanism that will not be restricted by the dynamics & monothematic character of #EMGF. [UAE are unable to enter EMGF due to Palestinian veto]. This will allow them to enhance cooperation in >>
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Comments on #Turkey's policy in the #EastMed alongside colleague @JMJalel_H.

Elaborated thoughts in thread below, including about today's Greek-Turkish meeting/press conference>
#Turkey is currently following a two-fold strategy in the broader #EasternMediterranean. On the one hand it embarked, at least ostensibly, on an effort to normalize its relations with a number of regional countries including #Egypt, #Israel, #Greece, #France and the #UAE. >
Ankara expects that this will convince the #US and #EU that it adopted a more pro-western and constructive foreign policy orientation. Both the talks with #Greece and the developments in the #Cyprus process aim to appease the EU, advance Turkish-EU relations, and >>
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This is a time of inflection in #Canadian Society. You can't sit on the fence now. There will be consequences either way. I've seen this happen in #Egypt before the June 2013 revolution to get rid of MB in power. I sense the underlying dissent, the masses organizing/1
Governments underestimate the Power of People when you get their back to the wall & attack them in every way possible. Both the Federal & Provincial governments used covid as an excuse to enforce tyranny on society. They used a fear campaign for over a year to change society./2
The media messages were conflicting but they were GLOOM & DOOM. The ultimate goal was to protect a failing Healthcare system from being exposed & forcing an experimental vaccine with unknown long-term effects on citizens. The carrot was freedom & "new normal"./3
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Wonderful news of Khaled Dawoud’s release now topped by news of release of #Egypt journalist Solafa Magdy! Cruel and inhumane imprisonment kept her from her family and going son for zero legit reason
For nearly two years Egyptian prosecutors extended her pretrial detention without a shred of evidence to support the charges against her. For full file of abuses see:…
She said: “I chose to be a reporter because of my conviction that profession of journalism is only profession to convey voice of the weak, only one that can change fate of people, only one that can make a difference in societies as long as there is an opportunity for it to do so.
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Best #Ramadan news ever with reports that #Egypt journalist #KhaledDawoud has been released from absurd, insane detention in prison. I’ve known Khaled for at least 15 years. Didn’t deserve to spend one minute in prison. 💃🏼🕺🏽 Image
For more on the ridiculous charges the military government in #Egypt brought against this widely respected journalist and secular activist, see:…
Khaled has been a professor at @AUC and editor at @AlAhramWeekly - sadly don’t think they lifted a finger to support their colleague, nor issued a signal statement to support him
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Israeli data shows South African variant able to ‘break through’ #Pfizer vaccine | Apr 10
- “It is the first in the world to be based on real-world data, showing that the vaccine is less effective,…
#Israel: S. African #Covid variant better at bypassing #Pfizer jab: Israeli study | Apr 11
- "the prevalence rate (of the South African variant) was eight times higher than the rate in the unvaccinated (individuals)," the study said.…
CCP Virus Variant Affects Vaccinated People | Apr 12
- The study looked at 400 people who received shot of the #Pfizer/#BioNTech vaccine and had contracted the COVID-19 variant, compared them to the same number of people who were infected and unvaccinated…
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(1/22) Our new paper @NatureEnergyJnl ( proposes a solution to break the deadlock in negotiations between #Ethiopia 🇪🇹, #Sudan 🇸🇩 & #Egypt 🇪🇬 on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (#GERD) on the #BlueNile – with help of #solar and #wind power. Thread👇 Image
(2/22) The #BlueNile (Abay) is highly seasonal, with extreme differences in flow between dry and wet months. #GERD’s reservoir is so large it can store the full annual flow & deliver #hydropower at a stable rate throughout the year - suppressing the river flow #seasonality. Image
(3/22) Delivering hydropower w/o seasonality makes loads of sense from Ethiopian perspective, but overhauls natural timing of water reaching #Sudan & #Egypt. Behind many disagreements on #GERD lies downstream countries’ fear of s/o upstream having control over #BlueNile flow… Image
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1/. QUESTION: What’s the worst day of the year for dictators, despots & populist autocrats?

ANSWER: April 7

Tomorrow, @amnesty release our annual 2020/21 report covering the state of #HumanRights in 149 countries

JOURNALISTS: For a copy or to an interview👉
“How's life in your country?"
"We can't complain"

This cartoon was about #Turkey but it also applies to:
#Somalia etc.
“I don’t care if they respect me, so long as they fear me.” (Caligula)

At @amnesty we don’t respect dictators, autocrats & human rights abusers

We don’t fear them either

As we publish Annual Report, here’s a guide for dictators human on ‘how to respond’…
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On Saturday 3rd April 2021, #Egypt put on a lavish parade in the capital #Cairo to locate 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.
Images of the slick 4 mile parade and an equally carefully choreographed opening ceremony were broadcast live on state television, to rousing music and a 21-gun salute.
The procession, dubbed the "Pharaohs' Golden Parade", of 18 kings and 4 queens travelled in order, oldest first - each aboard a separate vehicle decorated in ancient Egyptian style.

The carriages were fitted with shock absorbers for the trip, to ensure they had a smooth ride
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#Jordan Prince Hamzah: military chief "informed me that I was not allowed to go out, to communicate with people or to meet with them because in the meetings that I had been present in....there had been criticism of the government or the king"

#Jordan Prince Hamzah claims (confirms?) his staff have been arrested, he and his family have been placed under house arrest in the Al-Salaam Palace outside Amman, in video to the BBC.

This is absolutely unprecedented, unparalleled, and perhaps just the start of a deeper crisis
#Jordan royal family have a history of banding together when times are tough. Dissent is present but never public.

To have a former crown prince, son of King Hussein directly call out the leadership and the palace is a previously unthinkable escalation.

#الأردن #الامير_حمزه
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Fabulous fashion inspired by ancient #Egypt at the epic Pharaohs’ Golden Parade event that is taking place right now in #Cairo as 22 royal mummies are transported from the Egyptian Museum to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
#PharaohsGoldenParade #fashion
and more beautiful fashion ....
and more ...
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📣🔴 Stay tuned! And watch the unrivaled Pharaohs’ Golden Parade tomorrow at 06:00 PM Cairo Time.
Here are number of kings and queens whose mummies will be moved from The #Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to The National Museum of Civilization in Fustat 👇
King Siptah: He came to the throne as a boy, by a powerful official named Bay. Since he was too young to rule, his stepmother Tawosret, wife of Seti II, took on the role of regent.
His mummy was discovered in 1898 in the Tomb of Amenhotep II (KV 35) in Valley of the Kings, #Luxor
Ramses II: He signed the first known peace treaty in history with the Hittites and was remembered as a great warrior, King Ramses II is arguably the most famous of the New Kingdom pharaohs. He recorded his Battle of Kadesh, which he fought against the Hittites, in multiple places
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Pharaohs' Golden Parade: 22 royal mummies will be transferred in a magnificent parade from their current home in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, to their new permanent display in Fustat’s National Museum of #Egyptian Civilization. #Egypt
The royal mummies that will be put on display at the new museum belong to the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties, and include 18 mummies of kings, and 4 of queens. Ancient #Egypt
The mummies include those of the Pharaohs: Ramses II; Ramses III; Seti I; Seqenenre; and Thutmose III.
The mummies will reach their permanent display in the National Museum of #Egyptian Civilization, to settle inside a dedicated hall called the Royal Mummies Gallery.
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